Great Eccleston Copp School

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27th October 20
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AIMS: to develop our pupils as emerging linguists, stimulating and fostering a curiosity about language and different cultures and deepening their understanding of the world, so that they can use everyday communication for practical purposes and even perhaps using what they have learned and understood in later life. 

Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.

Within French learning, pupils will learn to:

  • use correct pronunciation and grammar;
  • understand basic grammar;
  • memorise words;
  • interpret meaning;
  • ask and answer questions;
  • take part in simple conversations.

French is taught progressively throughout KS2 and, where possible, links with relevant topics are made.  All pupils are taught the lessons applicable to their age/ability, based on the NC programmes of study.  Teaching uses a variety of techniques and resources such as games, mime, role play, action songs.

Pupil progress and attainment in KS2 is judged according to our assessment criteria which is based on the national curriculum with links to the Lancashire KLIPs statements.  Assessment takes place through observation, discussion with pupils and work scrutiny.  Gaps in learning are addressed through planning at the next stage.

French is planned and delivered by the French linguists in school: Mrs Melvin and Mrs Twigg.

Please see our 2020/2021 curriculum below.  Any areas which have been missed, due to lockdown in the summer of 2020, are being added to other units, so that pupils have no gap in their learning.